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Project Breakup & Methodologies

1 - Describe the feasibility of breaking this project into separate projects and how you would go about prioritizing the separate projects and/or tasks within the project. Then, define each project as either: breakthrough, platform, derivative, R&D or partnered projects and explain why you defined it in this way. This has to be

Project Management Styles

Please explain what are the fundamental differences between fixed-price and cost-plus contracts? Plus, how does affect what kinds of projects you would recommend for a fixed-price contract or cost-plus contract? Can teams be used for both fixed-price and cost-plus contracts? Is there a difference in how teams work based on t

Project Management: Network diagram, Critical Path, CPM, PERT

3.28 The following represent activities in Marc Massoud's Construction Company project. a) Draw the network to represent this situation. b) Which activities are on the critical path? c) What is the length of the critical path? Activity Immediate Predecessor(s) Time (weeks) Activity Immediate Predecessor(s) Time (weeks) A

Project Management Questions: 3 Year Projects

Consider the following three-year projects A and B each with the same initial investment of $1000. You are presented with the following measures for the projects: Project A: NPV $400; Payback 24 months Project B: NPV $545; Payback 26 months Which project would you choose and why?

Project Challenges in Marketplace

Please review the attached document and describe: - Describe in detail on the two challenges as stated in the attached paper, in terms of the Microsoft's marketplace? Be sure to consider consumer (end user) needs, desires, and trends. - How the realization of these two challenges align to Microsoft's strategy and goals an

Project Proposal

I have never created a Project Proposal so I don't know in what format or how it should look like. That is why; I need your help creating a Project Proposal for an idea or concept that is explained in the attached document. The concept relates to an innovative computer system that needs to be developed by Microsoft Corporation.

OPERATION MANAGEMENT

You need to organize your home office, especially your paperwork. You have three general kinds of paperwork: tax files, bill files, investment files. You estimate that you have 10 tax files, 30 bill files, and 15 investment files. Each month you access each tax file three times; each bill file, two times; and each investment fil

Taking/Rejecting a Project Based on NPV

1) a) Tropical Sweets is considering a project that will cost $70 million and will generate expected cash flows of $30 million per year for the next three years. The cost of capital for this type of project is 10 percent and the risk free rate is 6 percent. After discussions with the marketing department, you learn that there

Project management

Using the project you created in Unit 1 Individual Assignment, put together a proposal for the customer that includes the following: Briefly describe the first five points of the Project Scope Checklist in relation to your project: What are the project objectives? List the deliverables. Identify the milestones of the

Project Management - Schedule

Although this product is being targeted at the home consumer, the sales department thinks there is great potential in the commercial market, and it should be pursued. You brought this issue to the project sponsor who, in turn, brought it to executive management. They decided that this opportunity should be investigated as part o

Cornell Glass

The problem involves setting a production schedule for an auto glass producer. I have attached the problem for your review.

Project Management/Scheduling/Crashing

Consider the tasks, durations, and predecessor relationships in the following network. Draw the AON network and answer the questions that follow. Activity Description Immediate Predecessor(s) Optimistic (Weeks) Most Likely (Weeks) Pessimistic (Weeks) A --- 4 7 10 B A 2 8 20 C A 8 12 16 D B 1 2 3 E D, C 6 8 22 F C 2

Easy Cost Accounting

Emerson Company makes surfboards. Each surfboard requires 9 pounds of fiberglass to produce. The sales forecast for March is 1,700 surfboards. Estimated beginning and desired ending inventories for March are the following: Estimated Beginning Inventory Desired Ending Invent

Project Management: Stakeholders

Assume you are hired to manage the following software development projects. Make a list (each should have at least two but no more than five) of the stakeholders for each and their relative level of control of the project: Amazon.com website College telephone directory A graduate research project

Project Management

Give an example of a project that is driven by each of the following needs. (Each need should have a different project described.) Marketing Demand Business Need Customer Request Technological Advance Legal Requirement Social Need

Financial Structure.

Allied uses debt in its capital structure, so some of the money used to finance the project will be debt. Given this fact, should the projected cash flows be revised to show projected interest charges? Explain. Suppose you learned that Allied had spent $50,000 to renovate the building last year, expensing these costs. Should

Critical Path, duration, and slack of the decision tree project.

In the attached problem I need to draw a decision tree and fill in the table. I also need to find the critical path and duration and slack. See attached file for full problem description. Activity Predecessor Duration Earliest Start Earliest Finish Late Start Late Finish Slack A n/a 7 B n/a 5 C A 3 D B 5

A Firms Investment Opportunities

A firm has the following investment opportunities: Investment NPV IRR Project A Investment $150,000 NPV $30,000 IRR 14% Project B Investment $120,000 NPV $20,000 IRR 13% Project C Investment $100,000 NPV $25,000 IRR 12% Project D Investment $ 10,000 NPV $ 6,000 IRR 11% If

A measurable plan to monitor the human change elements of the project

A measurable plan to monitor the human change elements of the project 1. The project is implementation of RFID tags at Target Companies 2. Please provide: Identify and explain a concise clear and measurable plan to monitor the human change elements of the Target project. 3. I am using Kotter's Eight-Step Model of chang

Briefly Describe the First Five Points of the Project Scope Checklist

Put together a proposal for the customer that includes the following: Briefly describe the first five points of the Project Scope Checklist in relation to your project: What are the project objectives? List the deliverables. Identify the milestones of the project. List the technical requirements. What are the limits

Operation Management - Slack Time

A manufacturer of electricity and steam cogeneration systems produces low-cost and environmentally sound turbine/generator sets for use at locations were steam is to be consumed. The project network for a segment of manufacturing activities is shown below. a) Determine the start and finish times, slack of each activity and th

Implementing Organizational Initiatives - Project Managment

Why is it important for project managers to resist changes to the project baseline? Under what conditions would a project manager make changes to a baseline? When would a project manager not allow changes to a baseline? Be specific with examples and supporting research.

Implementing Organizational Initiatives - Project Managment

The chances of risk events occurring and their respective costs increasing change over the project life cycle. What is the significance of this phenomenon to a project manager? Can risk be eliminated if a project is carefully planned? Why or why not?

Project Management Questions

1. Discuss the importance of top management commitment and the development of standards for successful project management. Provide examples to illustrate the importance of these items based on your experience on any type of project. 2. Apply the four frames of organizations to an information technology project with which you

Project Management tools to determine cost and schedule variance.

The following project is at the end of its sixth week. Find the cost and schedule variances using the proportional earned value rule. Also find the CPI and SPI. Then find the critical ratio of the project using earned value calculations. Finally, calculate the ETC and EAC for the project. Complete in MS Word or excel.

Project Management

Briefly describe the first five points of the Project Scope Checklist in relation to your project: What are the project objectives? List the deliverables. Identify the milestones of the project. List the technical requirements. What are the limits and exclusions? Please include the following items in your example.

Word Problem

A project in its 26th week has an actual cost of $270,000. It was scheduled to have spent $261,000. For the work performed to date, the budgeted value is $272,000. What are the cost and schedule variances for the project? What are the SPI and CPI?

Project Management

How would you differentiate between scope creep and reacting to changing customer demand or changing marketplace?